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Diet, Purity of Food Source Could be Keys to Improving Health of Hong Kong Toddlers

...of a recent study on toddler health in Hong Kong, Ms. Ingrid Kan, Accredited Dietician of St. Teresa's Hospital, said an imbalanced diet could cause a raft of health issues among toddlers, including nutritional deficiencies leading to impeded language development and gastrointestinal health problems poten...

The Children's Mutual and Bounty Announce Arrival of New Child Trust Fund Partnership

...l announced: 'We are delighted to be working with Bounty to offer the Child Trust Fund to new parents. We know that becoming a parent brings with it a raft of responsibilities, including that of supporting the child financially both today and into the future. By providing parents and their extended famili...

Gender Disparities Persist in Treatment of Stroke

... raft of studies points up many of the differences in care, incidence of brain at...kely to be treated aggressively for risk factors beforehand, according to a raft of studies coming out in a specially themed April issue of Stroke . The fi...

Genetic breakdown in Fanconi anemia may have link to HPV-associated cancer

...the FANCA gene. The HPV cancer genes E6/E7 were artificially introduced to FANCA-patient skin cells and grown in the three-dimensional organotypic raft culture that simulates skin. The investigators observed irregular cell growth and increased skin thickness in the culture. Restoring FANCA gene functi...

Novel Solid-State Laser Design Based on Synthetic Diamond From Element Six Opens up New Applications

...Ltd. Element Six leads the world in the field of CVD diamond synthesis and its application. The development of a diamond Raman laser could open up a raft of new application areas in, for example, underwater imaging, medical imaging, ophthalmology, cancer therapy and multispectral imaging. The project wi...

Jump in Youth Suicide Prompts National Children's Charity KidsPeace to Issue Tips on Prevention, Warning Signs

...rol reporting the largest jump (8%) in youth suicide in more than 15 years, the 125-year-old national children's crisis charity KidsPeace is issuing a raft of expert tips and resources to help youngsters, parents and schools nationwide make sure they know the warning signs, life-saving tips, and free reso...

Farewell chicken tenders

...tive medicine at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine, to make change as easy as possible. Spring knows it's overwhelming for someone with a raft of unhealthy habits to overhaul an entire lifestyle. So she wants them to just change two unhealthy behaviors to see if the others will tag along. So...

Growing Number of U.S. Kids Not Getting Needed Vaccinations

...he growing number of vaccinations needed for children, she said. In 1999, Section 317 funding allowed 747,000 American children to receive the full raft of recommended immunizations, according to a report to Congress filed by the CDC in April. But, the report added, by 2006, the 317 program was only...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Blamed for Backtracking in the Fight Against Carbon Emission

...Democratic colleagues gained control of Congress in November. The speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has pulled together a raft of different measures, being considered by 11 different congressional committees, under the banner of "energy independence". Many of the measu...

Parental Match-making Blossoms in a Beijing Park

...the right "hukou" -- an identification document that allows Chinese permanent residency in certain cities -- and parents find themselves entwined in a raft of criteria for their children. The vast majority of advertisements in the Beijing park are for women nearing or just passing 30 years old, ma...

China to "salvage" Reputation on Food, Drug Safety

... China has announced fresh measures to ensure substandard drugs are stopped from reaching stores as it works to salvage its credibility following a raft of safety scandals, state press reported Thursday. The nation's food and drug watchdog will have to abide by new regulations to improve trans...

New Technology Transforming Life for the Deaf

...ted. This congress shows that, on the contrary, we are capable of coming out and sharing our experiences and communicating," Hoareau said. The raft of different versions of sign language across the world can make face-to-face communication difficult at such an international event, Hoareau admits, ...

Hearing Loss Becoming an Epidemic in Canada

...onged period of time can cause permanent damage to hearing. The maximum safe exposure time to 120 decibels is eight seconds. The problem is there is a raft of activities in our everyday lives that exceed those noise levels. For example, an average conversation takes place at around 60 decibels. St...

Breast Cancer linked to Gene Risk

...e 40 or 50 genes that increase breast cancer risk." "We are only dealing with the two that are the tip of the iceberg but underneath there is a whole raft of other genetic faults that may only slightly increase your risk." Genetic faults in 531 close relatives mainly sisters and daughters, of 277 wo...

Schizophrenia Complicates With Altered Receptor Activity

...together and enhance their interactions. ‘PSD proteins can act like a raft in the ocean,’ explains Hahn. ‘Just as holding onto a raft increases one's chance of survival, by binding onto PSD proteins, NMDA and ...

EU medical chief says Europe ready for bird flu

...irds and other poultry products from Croatia, Romania, Russia and Turkey following outbreaks of avian flu in these countries in recent months. A raft of biosecurity measures have been introduced in the EU to guard against the spread of bird flu. National authorities of the EU member states were orde...
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